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+ Prosocial Behavior

"Empathy—the capacity for one person (a perceiver) to share and understand 
internal states of someone else (a target)—is a social bridge that allows us to connect with one another. It also drives many crucial downstream outcomes, including individual well-being (Davis, 1983; Mehrabian, 1996; Wei, Liao, Ku, & Shaffer, 2011) and prosocial behavior (Batson & Shaw, 1991).(WEISZ )*